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AlAlvarez commented about Penn Theatre on Sep 5, 2011 at 11:23 am

In New York there was a big morality drive that closed many silent theatres when they were accused by Christian groups of being the source of spreading diseases, the abduction of white women, drug use, and pretty much every other vice they could pin onto the mostly Jewish industry.

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AlAlvarez commented about Park & 86th Street Cinemas on Sep 5, 2011 at 8:43 am

“The Last Action Hero” featured the National interior and the Warner (Rialto) and Times Square exteriors.

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AlAlvarez commented about New Progress Theatre on Sep 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm

That Regines store in the Google map above sure looks like a theatre building.

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AlAlvarez commented about Morningside Theatre on Sep 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I just noticed that the NEWS ABOUT THIS THEATRE link on the right of this page has a link from 2009 with a photo and information that dates this theatre back to at least 1908.

The intro has also gone missing.

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AlAlvarez commented about Lafayette Theater on Sep 3, 2011 at 9:25 am

Joe, The Grand Street theatre on Chrystie and Grand was operating in 1923. I have not entered it to CT as I can find nothing else about it.

The Grant/Jewel at 11 West 116th Street and the Argus/Regent at 385 Third Avenue are already identified as Koehler sites.

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AlAlvarez commented about Cameo Theatre on Sep 3, 2011 at 8:51 am

This very deceptive ad, that promotes “THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK” as light comedy, was the Cameo’s only Roadshow attraction. According to Variety, it was also one of the few successful runs for “Anne Frank” outside of new York.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lF1VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Nz8NAAAAIBAJ&pg=3256%2C4366891

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AlAlvarez commented about Kings Cinema on Sep 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

Ad for the 50th Street Cinema during its Avant Garde film stage.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rQNOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KYwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4842%2C4973471

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AlAlvarez commented about Japanese Garden Theatre on Sep 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Thanks Eileen, I was wondering where the Riverside and Riviera were in that photo.

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AlAlvarez commented about Fifth Avenue Theatre on Sep 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm

It was simply NOT on FIFTH AVENUE.

How very New York and THAT was the point….!

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AlAlvarez commented about Empress Theater on Sep 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm

The Google map view above is trying to leave the city.

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AlAlvarez commented about Ellwest Stereo Theater on Sep 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Tokens;

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/–_FKuEE8KCjs/TbpkWEPlIVI/AAAAAAAAARs/KFglbnv42E8/s1600/%25D0%25A0%25D0%25B8%25D1%2581%25D1%2583%25D0%25BD%25D0%25BE%25D0%25BA+%2528107%2529.jpg

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AlAlvarez commented about Cantor Film Center on Sep 1, 2011 at 7:57 am

Ed, this theatre was running some daily changes in late December 1977. If you can find listings for December 21 or 22 you may have the answer. By December 23 they had opened “OUTRAGEOUS!” for a week.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AAFOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=94sDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3218%2C6029574

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AlAlvarez commented about Colony Theatre on Aug 31, 2011 at 8:09 pm

What happened to this theatre’s intro?

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AlAlvarez commented about Cinema Studio on Aug 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm

The Arcade opened in 1919 and closed as the Cinema Studio 1 & 2 in 1990.

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AlAlvarez commented about Cantor Film Center on Aug 31, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Ed, in December 1978 the Cinema Village was showing something called “Beatles Around the World”. Could that have been it?

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AlAlvarez commented about Cantor Film Center on Aug 31, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Ed, it mostly played second run in the late seventies.

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AlAlvarez commented about Canal Park Playhouse on Aug 31, 2011 at 10:48 am

Thanks, Rick.

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AlAlvarez commented about Little Carnegie Playhouse on Aug 31, 2011 at 8:10 am

“Plein Soleil” was later successfully remade in English as “The Talented Mr. Ripley”.

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AlAlvarez commented about Nova Theatre on Aug 31, 2011 at 7:08 am

I know the neighborhood was wild but in many ways that kept the competition out and audiences loyal. I ran similar theatres for Cineplex Odeon but Loews ran away from those neighborhoods in the 80’s.

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AlAlvarez commented about Nova Theatre on Aug 31, 2011 at 6:40 am

Jnova, please tell us more. This theatre is historic part of NYC.

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AlAlvarez commented about Cantor Film Center on Aug 30, 2011 at 3:12 pm

The Movieland 8th Street and Movieland Times Square overlapped by two years. The name was NOT moved down when the Times square location closed, as the intro suggests.

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AlAlvarez commented about Canal Park Playhouse on Aug 30, 2011 at 2:57 pm

How did this Google map view go into a tunnel?

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AlAlvarez commented about Astor Theatre on Aug 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

“The Alamo” did not “move-over” from the Rivoli. It opened at the Astor and Victoria at popular prices a couple of months after it left the Rivoli, where the run had been disappointing.

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AlAlvarez commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 30, 2011 at 8:14 am

In the 1973 movie “Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams”, the Joanne Woodward character comments that when her mother and her walked by the Paramount on 43rd street and the doors were opened to let the patrons out, the whole street would smell like ice cream.

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AlAlvarez commented about Apollo Theater on Aug 30, 2011 at 7:58 am

Thanks for the cool picture, geneser1.